KEEP KIDS SAFE -- PIC (Parents In Control) Family Internet Filter USB Stick usually £79.99 now only £10.59 delivered @ Play - HotUKDeals
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A MUST IF YOU HAVE SMALL CHILDREN!!!!


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PIC stick puts you in control of all PC applications: Internet access, Computer game playing, Time spent online, Emails, Chat rooms
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Pic stick helps to Monitor your children's computer activities, lock out predatory chat room grooming, lock out violent and pornographic websites, and protects against identity theft.
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The PIC USB stick gives parents control over their children's computer activities. The stick allows you to block access to undesirable websites, disable functionality of any computer application, block downloads. It is estimated that 8 million children have online access in the UK. The need for security and safety online has never been more paramount.There is something you can do to protect your children: Picstick, as a physical access key, gives you control of all aspects of the PC. Easy to set up, the PIC stick offers a welcome security solution.
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#1
IMHO this sort of software discourages good parenting.
The PC is not a babysitter. The internet is no place for children unsupervised.
Would you really leave small children to go on chat sites?
#2
I have been using OpenDNS for about a year.
It's free and works well.
Any PC using my network is automatically filtered without the need to install any software.
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Hadouken!
The PC is not a babysitter. The internet is no place for children unsupervised.
Would you really leave small children to go on chat sites?


I'm not sure the OP has suggested that?

I on the other hand I feel that this sort of software is something a well informed and aware parent would have in their arsenal. It shows an awareness of not only the great educating power of the internet (allowing the child to start to use google to research a topic for homework for instance) but also the dangers. They will need to start using a PC unsupervised at some age (just as they should start to do their maths homework without your help, and ride a bike without stabilisers) and wouldn't you prefer something keeping an eye on them when you are not?

Bringing this back to a 'Deal' I'm on the fence.There is a well respected free alternative:-

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

But compared to the paid for alternative (eg net nanny at $40) it doesn't seem too bad. K9's main downside is it's complete lack of flexibility. It has a blacklist that you cannot add or take away from.

Brief looks through the review show this is much more flexible and has a high degree of logging (showing you what they've done). Am not sure if there is software which locks the PC (or internet) if the USB is removed which would be a major issue for a child trying to get round it...

Edited By: Evilmonkey on Dec 28, 2010 08:34
#4
Kidzui is a great browser we use that for our kids

http://www.kidzui.com/
#5
Evilmonkey
Hadouken!
The PC is not a babysitter. The internet is no place for children unsupervised.Would you really leave small children to go on chat sites?
I'm not sure the OP has suggested that? I on the other hand I feel that this sort of software is something a well informed and aware parent would have in their arsenal. It shows an awareness of not only the great educating power of the internet (allowing the child to start to use google to research a topic for homework for instance) but also the dangers. They will need to start using a PC unsupervised at some age (just as they should start to do their maths homework without your help, and ride a bike without stabilisers) and wouldn't you prefer something keeping an eye on them when you are not?Bringing this back to a 'Deal' I'm on the fence.There is a well respected free alternative:-http://www1.k9webprotection.com/But compared to the paid for alternative (eg net nanny at $40) it doesn't seem too bad. K9's main downside is it's complete lack of flexibility. It has a blacklist that you cannot add or take away from. Brief looks through the review show this is much more flexible and has a high degree of logging (showing you what they've done). Am not sure if there is software which locks the PC (or internet) if the USB is removed which would be a major issue for a child trying to get round it...

been using this for over a year now and my 12 year old son hasnt figured out this gadget is plugged it.
i cant believe that its been voted so cold.
unless its from paedophiles that are upset by the thought of not being able to chat to kids !
at least i know my sons been safe and soon it will get passed onto a friend so they can benefit from it
#6
FatLadZ

Been using this for over a year now and my 12 year old son hasnt figured out this gadget is plugged it.
I cant believe that its been voted so cold.

Aaah, the vagaries of HUKD...

Actually in all honesty I think it might have been your use of 'small' children in the OP. Without putting words in their mouths I think Hadouken was probably thinking of younger than your kids in their post.

I'm with you though, 10-13 odd is about the range for this, needing the internet/ PC to do homework while also needing (appreciating?) a little freedom. Parents should never underestimate the power of curiosity mixed with the vastness of the internet...

My kids are way either side of that gap, but we used K9 for just the same reason.

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